This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from Germany, Israel, and the US present findings from a transcriptional and translational study of human cytomegalovirus interactions with host cells. Using human foreskin fibroblast cells infected with human cytomegalovirus, the team did RNA sequencing and sequencing-based ribosome profiling on samples taken over time for up to 72 hours.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.